Elon Musk’s Twitter Served by a private jet Two flights taken by Leslie Berland, the former chief marketing officer, as Musk was about to close his $44 Billion acquisition of The social media platform

Private Jet Services Group LLC claims it’s owed $197,725 for Berland’s Oct. 26 flight from Teterboro, New Jersey, to San Francisco and a return flight the following day — the same day Musk closed the deal to buy Twitter. Berland was fired along with half the staff at the company in November. company.

According to a PJS Contract had With Twitter, a Designated representative for social media company Booking charters was necessary, but flight service was not. company said that practice wasn’t always followed and flights were booked by emails and text messages and paid without issue prior to Musk’s takeover.

But after Musk’s acquisition, the company refused to pay the bills for Berland’s flights, with Marty O’Neill, head of Global strategic sourcing Twitter, claiming in an email that they weren’t ordered by the designated representative, according to a Friday, February 5, 2009: New Hampshire Federal Court filed a complaint.

Twitter employee Taylor DeLorenzo replied to O’Neill in an email cited in the complaint, writing: “Just wanted to send a quick note with regards to the outstanding invoice for PJS: Parag [Agrawal] did sign off on this expense (he was still CEO at the time of both flight purchases) for Leslie. It was an urgent need the week the deal closed, and Leslie was the main person from Twitter liaising directly with Elon.”

But that didn’t sway the new management.

“Thanks Taylor, appreciate the added context,” O’Neill replied, according to another email cited in the complaint. “However, new management is not going to budge.”

Twitter didn’t immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

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